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JoG2

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« Reply #2250 on: Today at 12:58:12 PM »
The prices to go away for a few nights in Ireland are a disgrace

You are not wrong Jim. We spent 5 nights in Las Vegas a few years ago (good hotel on the strip, flights from Dublin -> Heathrow -> Vegas), it was cheaper than 5 nights (same dates ) to stay in a 3* hotel in Bundoran.

Iíd rather stay in Bundoran. Las Vegas is my idea of hell.
Why so? You donít need to drink or gamble in Vegas to enjoy it.

That's it, I don't gamble (5 mins on the blackjack table the evening we arrived and an hour or 2 on the roulette table in the old town on the final night), so we just toured round the city. Squad of men, wasn't my idea but I was happy just to getting a break away. Tonnes to do, would go back in a heartbeat. I enjoy a weekend in Bundoran too, good bars and the music is top notch

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« Reply #2251 on: Today at 01:25:15 PM »
Obviously a lot of the Hotels are trying to claw back a lot of the lost revenue for the last few months. I think it's wrong and i will almost certainly not be booking anything with them even though i told the kids i'd take them down South for a few days...Joke.
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« Reply #2252 on: Today at 02:10:12 PM »
To be fair to many of the hotels, they are often well propped up by weddings, and that business is completely out the window at the minute. 
Ballyliffin Lodge up in north Donegal can't afford to open until September, when they hope to get the wedding business back.  I called them about availability, and was told they just can't make it work economically without weddings. 

 

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« Reply #2253 on: Today at 05:24:40 PM »
The prices to go away for a few nights in Ireland are a disgrace

Second that Jim.

It is really sickening to hear this constant yapping about supporting our own during tough times etc - well I say f**k them if all they want to do is fleece their own.

Agree, wouldn't mind doing a staycation in Ireland but the prices are crazy. They're trying to grab back some of the lost profits.  Would be ok to a certain level but currently it's back to rip off Ireland again.

I think it is a case of supply and demand and what you're willing to pay. But like I said I rang a few hotels and they were booked out. I did get some availability in others and booked a very nice hotel but at over Ä2,000 it wasn't exactly cheap.
At 2k LOTS of people will look abroad where they'll get guaranteed sun and generally cheaper food and drink. I wouldn't be setting foot in an airport this year but I wouldn't pay a few grand to sit in a hotel to pay through the nose for a pint and a bit of grub.

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« Reply #2254 on: Today at 06:55:17 PM »
The prices to go away for a few nights in Ireland are a disgrace

You are not wrong Jim. We spent 5 nights in Las Vegas a few years ago (good hotel on the strip, flights from Dublin -> Heathrow -> Vegas), it was cheaper than 5 nights (same dates ) to stay in a 3* hotel in Bundoran.

Iíd rather stay in Bundoran. Las Vegas is my idea of hell.
Why so? You donít need to drink or gamble in Vegas to enjoy it.

Everything about it just looks so false. Itís almost like a cruise ship, as youíre feckiní stuck there in the middle of the desert. Just not my kind of holiday. Bundoran for me!  ;D

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« Reply #2255 on: Today at 06:58:57 PM »
The prices to go away for a few nights in Ireland are a disgrace

Second that Jim.

It is really sickening to hear this constant yapping about supporting our own during tough times etc - well I say f**k them if all they want to do is fleece their own.

Agree, wouldn't mind doing a staycation in Ireland but the prices are crazy. They're trying to grab back some of the lost profits.  Would be ok to a certain level but currently it's back to rip off Ireland again.

I think it is a case of supply and demand and what you're willing to pay. But like I said I rang a few hotels and they were booked out. I did get some availability in others and booked a very nice hotel but at over Ä2,000 it wasn't exactly cheap.

Two grand? Are you staying a month?!

Try self catering apartments. Way cheaper than that. Iíve never paid more than about Ä550 for a week for an apartment.

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« Reply #2256 on: Today at 07:12:13 PM »
The prices to go away for a few nights in Ireland are a disgrace

You are not wrong Jim. We spent 5 nights in Las Vegas a few years ago (good hotel on the strip, flights from Dublin -> Heathrow -> Vegas), it was cheaper than 5 nights (same dates ) to stay in a 3* hotel in Bundoran.

Iíd rather stay in Bundoran. Las Vegas is my idea of hell.
Why so? You donít need to drink or gamble in Vegas to enjoy it.

Everything about it just looks so false. Itís almost like a cruise ship, as youíre feckiní stuck there in the middle of the desert. Just not my kind of holiday. Bundoran for me!  ;D

I donít gamble and very rarely gamble but I love Vegas. Itís got the best hotels, brilliant restaurants, brilliant shopping and brilliant weather at various time of the year. You can have whatever type of holiday you like in Vegas.